March 26, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer migraines may have certain structural differences in pain-related areas of the brain, a new study suggests. Using MRI scans, researchers found that in specific brain regions related to pain processing, migraine sufferers showed a thinner and smaller

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March 25, 2013 by Contributor in Archived
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Melbourne researchers make HIV wake up call

Researchers have moved a step closer to finding a cure for HIV by successfully luring the ‘sleeping’ virus out of hiding in infected cells. New research has shown how the cancer drug vorinostat is able to ‘wake up’ the sleeping virus that silently persists in patients on standard HIV treatment,

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March 25, 2013 by Contributor in Archived
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Mixed trends for maternity indicators

A new maternity indicators report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows mixed trends overall and differing results between population groups. The report, National Core Maternity Indicators, includes data for 2004 through to 2009 across 10 clinical indicators, including rates of caesarean section, induction of labour

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March 25, 2013 by Contributor in Archived
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Anti-ageing drug breakthrough

Drugs that combat ageing may be available within five years, following landmark work led by an Australian researcher. The work, published in the March 8 issue of Science, finally proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend

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March 24, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Happy 3rd Anniversary ACA – and an Unnoticed Star

This weekend marks the third anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) by President Obama on March 23 2010. One week later, the President signed a companion act, the Healthcare Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA), consisting mostly of changes to the PPACA

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March 22, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don’t Know It: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) — Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, federal health officials reported Thursday. The condition, known as prediabetes, describes higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that put people in danger

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